Herald of Truth - Volume VI, Number 12 - December 1869 - pages 190 & 191
On Sunday, the 2d of May, in Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Widow Catharine Bock, aged 71 years, 2 months and 4 days. Her maiden name was Schupp. She was sick about eight days, during which time she suffered much; not withstanding she said: "My Savior suffered much more and was entirely innocent." She was much concerned about the Salvation of her Children, and admonished them to live peaceably together, and finally she said she had committed them to the care of the Lord, and desired to meet them all in heaven. She was buried on the 5th at Blenheim M. House. The funeral services were conducted by John Baer, Jacob Hallmann, Enoch Detweiler and George Smith.
On the 19th of November, in Clarence, Erie County, N. Y. Widow Lehman, wife of Pre. Peter Lehman, aged 73 years, 10 months and 18 days. For many years she has been a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. On the 21st she was buried. Funeral discourses were delivered by John Lapp and Peter Roth from Jn. 14: 1-3. We hope she is now with the great throng of the redeemed in heaven.
On the 7th of November, in Westmoreland County, Pa., Martin Loucks, aged 70 years, 10 months and 28 days. He was married to Nancy Stofer since 1827 and leaves a widow and 8 children. He was a faithful member of the Church for over 50 years, and a Minister of the Gospel for about 30 years. Funeral addresses were delivered by Jonas Blauch and John D. Overholt, from Is. 38: 1.
On the 8th of November, near Pleasant Run, Hamilton County, Ohio, Jacob, son of Christian Sloneker, aged 14 years, and 9 months. Funeral sermon by Rev. Spencer from 2 Cor. 5: 1-10.
On the 10th of November, in Union County, Pa., Jacob Riehl, son of the deceased minister John Riehl, aged 33 years, 7 months and 11 days. He had Consumption for about a year and gradually wasted away. He bore his sickness with patience. He leaves a wife and 3 children. On the following Saturday Samuel Yoder, of Mifflin County, preached a funeral sermon from Rev. 14: 12.
On the 9th of November, in Mount Carrol, Carrol County, Ill., Christiana Neuschwanger, aged 56 years and 11 months. Funeral discourses were delivered by Matthias Eby and Christian Snyder, from Phil. 1: 21. She suffered about 8 years with Consumption. She bore her sickness with patience.
On the 17th of November, in Putnam County, Ohio, Amos, son of John and Anna Huber, aged 2 years, 8 months and 29 days. O parents do not weep, For your dear son so blest, In Jesus doth he sweetly sleep, In Jesus ever rest.
Dear children do not weep,
For little Amos now,
But O, do Jesus precepts keep,
To Jesus humbly bow.
Then he will you receive
Where Amos he did take;
O! trust in Jesus and believe,
Before it is too late.
On the 22d of November, in Haw Patch, Lagrange County, Ind., Elven Elmore, son of Christopher C. and Rebecca Greenwalt, aged 1 year, 9 months and 16 days.
Dearest Elven thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel,
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.
Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled,
Then in heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tear is shed.
On the 28th of November, in Salisbury Township, Lancaster County, Pa., Bro. Solomon Warner, aged 49 years, 6 months and 9 days. The deceased leaves three small children. Their mother died the 16th of June, and now the father took typhoid fever, which soon bore him off into eternity. Funeral sermons were delivered by Samuel Wenger and Amos Herr from Mark 13: 33-36. A father and mother beloved and kind, Have gone from earth and left us all behind, The chain that bound our hearts in love, We trust will bind in heaven above.
On the 31st of October, in Lancaster County, Pa., David Wenger, aged 88 years, 4 months and 20 days.
On the 11 of September, in Fairfield County, Ohio, Hannah, wife of Jacob Patch, aged 73 years, 11 months and 10 days. She had been afflicted many years, and bore her sickness with patience and expressed a willingness to die. Text Rom. 8: 1. She was a sister in the church.
Correction.-In the death notice of Abraham Zook, in the last number of the Herald it was stated that he fell from a house. It should have been, He fell from a horse.
On the 27th of September, in Warwick Township, Lancaster County, Pa., Mary, daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth Burkhard, aged 7 years, 1 month and 9 days. Also on the 29th, Abraham, a little son of the same parents, aged 1 month and 3 days.
Note: 2 deaths here, above
On the 8th of October, in Cass County, Mo., of Hematimetus, Joshua, son of Jonathan and Rachel Zook, aged 5 years, 4 months and 5 days.
On the 15th of October, in the same place, of Enteretis and Complication of Kidneys, Moses, son of the same, aged 2 years and 7 months.
On the 12th of October, in Erie County, N.Y., of Consumption, Edward L. Metz, son of Abraham Metz, aged 27 years, 4 months and 6 days. He was sick about 5 months. He bore his sickness with patience. He was much concerned about the Salvation of his Soul. I visited him several times during his sickness. He desired to be prayed for. Several days previous to his death he sent for me. When I arrived, I asked him what his desire was and why he had sent for me? "O, said he, "I still think I ought to be baptized." He was then baptized upon a confession of his faith and received as a brother into the church. Before he died, he gave his father and mother and brother and other friends who were present, his hand, and bade them all farewell, and died in the firm hope of eternal life. He was buried on the 14th, on which occasion funeral sermons were preached by the writer, in German, and Rev. Peakham, in English. Oh, that God might fill our hearts with the solemn importance of Salvation, while our lives are so uncertain. We have no promise of life further than to-day, and do not know how soon the Master will come and call us to an account. It is therefore of the greatest importance that we consider what is needful to our Salvation while the day of Grace is still ours. Let no one delay his repentance to God, till he is laid on a bed of sickness, but let us all make our preparation in the days of health and strength, that we may be ready when the Lord comes. J. Lapp
On the 3rd of December, in Montgomery County, Pa., of Typhoid fever, with which he suffered two weeks, Abraham S. Fretz, son of Abraham and Elizabeth Fretz, aged 17 years, 4 months and 14 days. He bore his sickness with Christian fortitude. On the 6th he was buried at Gehman,s burying ground, on which occasion, Bro. John Allenbach preached at the house and Bro. Abel Horning at the meeting house; the later* from Rev. 14: 13.
On the 5th of December, in Stark County, Jacob Conrad, aged 82 years, 8 months and 7 days. He was buried on the 7th, on which occasion a funeral discourse was delivered to a large number of people.
* Transcribers note: as written
Transcribed by Sandra Poulton, Ontario